DevonPort Peninsula regular activities, community & business listings
Regular events, activities and services on the Devonport Peninsula.
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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION
MUSIC AND DANCE
EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
HEALTH AND FITNESS
ART AND CRAFT
Community Activities AND Information
Devonport Community House
Sign up to the online newsletter and find out about classes, workshops, and events happening at the Devonport Community House each month.
Check out www.devonportcomhouse.co.nz for updates, news and information about their School Holiday Programmes or contact: ph: 445 3068 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devonport Lions Club Community Fundraising
The Devonport Lions are collecting used and unwanted eye-glasses to be sent to impoverished countries for distribution by their local Lions Clubs. Glasses can be dropped at Devonport Optometrists at 85 Victoria Rd in Devonport during normal business hours.
The Lions are also collecting scrap metal and lead-acid batteries as part of its community fund-raising. Please contact them by email at DevonportLions@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.
Devonport Anglican Shop In The Arcade
Open: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: The Arcade, Victoria Road, Devonport
Pop into your friendly op shop for a browse and check out their art sale outside and their rack of reduced priced clothes.
Level One: Collaboration and Coworking Space
Banish the stay-at-home blues and join the Level One community on the Devonport Wharf. A co-working and collaboration space with panoramic views of the Harbour, Level One offers local small businesses and self-employed workers the perfect antidote to the Lake Road traffic woes with a warm and friendly workspace in the heart of Devonport. For more information, contact Simon Lampen on 09 320 0655 or check out the Level One website.
North Shore Historical Society
When: Third Saturday of each month, 10:00am
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, The Strand, Takapuna
North Shore Historical Society, now over 40 years old, has meetings usually on the third Saturday of each month. For more information please email: email@example.com or phone: 09 489 3760.
The North Shore Endowment Fund
With its stunning coastline, vibrant urban areas, and supportive community, what better place to have a business than the North Shore?
Sharing your success with the local community is a great way to raise your profile and support those less fortunate. The North Shore Endowment Fund is a smart and easy way to help local causes for generations to come. Show your customers and staff you care by making a lasting and positive contribution to the community. For more information contact Mark Longbottom at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 342 469.
1st Devonport Cub Pack – spaces available
Give your son or daughter a great start in life - join the Scouts! There are four youth sections: Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. They all meet weekly during school terms, with plenty of outside activities organised too.
Keas - for ages 5½ to 8 years old (school years 1-3) meet Mondays 4:30-5:30pm or Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm
Cubs - for ages 8 to 11 years old (school years 4-6) meet Mondays 6:00–7:30pm or Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm
Scouts and Venturers are a natural progression from these younger groups, continuing the carefully staged development in their programmes with plenty of badges and awards to earn along the way. All sessions are run by a team of qualified and committed volunteer Leaders. They deliver a fun and rewarding programme that also builds self-reliance and teamwork, leadership, strong values, and skills to be active in the outdoors.
So for loads of FUN, Life Skills, Self Esteem, Strong Values, plus more… Register now for 3 trial visits by emailing email@example.com
They are a busy Scout Group and membership spaces aren't always available so get in touch now to see when your child can join. And if you enjoy working with youth and want to help, ask for yourself too! For more information see their website here.
Auckland Regional Funding Directory
The Auckland Regional Funding Directory is available for local community groups and not-for-profits seeking funding sources across a range of sectors. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org or order your free copy online via their website.
Neighbourhood Support North Shore
Neighbourhood Support North Shore works closely with the Police and other organisations to assist residents to improve safety, reduce crime and be better prepared for an emergency
What they do
Neighbourhood Support North Shore Is FREE – Join Here
Devonport Rotary is all about doing good things in the community, both locally and overseas. They are a group of highly motivated, fun loving individuals who enjoy meeting new, like-minded people. If you live or work locally or are new to the area and would like to become involved with Rotary, they invite you to check out their website www.devonportrotary.co.nz or call their president Phil Le Gros ph: 027 227 9322.
Devonport-Hauraki Justices of the Peace Service Desk at Devonport Library
When: Mondays (except on Public Holidays), 12 noon to 2:00pm
Venue: Devonport Library, Victoria Rd, Devonport
A local Justice of the Peace service is available at Devonport Library to certify copies, take Statutory Declarations and Affidavits, witness signatures and the many other tasks Justices can undertake. This is a free community service and no appointment is necessary.
Details of this and other Justices and Service Desks around Auckland can be found on the Auckland Justices of the Peace website: http://www.jpauckland.org.nz/
Housing Options for Older People
Many people start to consider their housing options as they get older. For some people, as rates or rents increase and income levels go down, staying in your home of many years can become difficult. But there are means of help and support to enable people to stay put. Age Concern provides great advice to help you get the support you need or make an informed decision about your future housing options. Drop in to your local Age Concern office to view the Age Concern North Shore Information Directory and speak to one of their experienced staff members. Age Concern North Shore is located at 177B Shakespeare Rd, Milford or you can contact them at phone: 489 4975. Some other helpful links are: rates postponement, WINZ accommodation supplement (eligibility criteria needs to be established) and www.makinghomeshappen.co.nz – this website is the joint creation of a number of supporting organisations bringing together information on current and proposed plans and programmes to deliver on affordable housing in the Auckland region.
Hearts & Minds (formerly known as Raeburn House)
Hearts & Minds NZ is a community development agency with an integrated focus on wellbeing. Their purpose is to inspire stronger, healthier communities by connecting people to resources and support that transform lives. Inherent in Hearts & Minds is the belief that all people from every socio-economic, age, gender and ethnic demographic have a world of wonderful possibilities within them. Find their Support Services Directory here and for more info visit: www.heartsandminds.org.nz or email: email@example.com or phone: 09 441 8989.
Devonport Community Garden (DCG) & Ngataringa Organic Garden (NOG)
When (DCG): open Sundays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue (DCG): Mt Cambria Reserve, Devonport
When (NOG): open Wednesdays & Sundays from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Venue (NOG): 27 Lake Rd, Devonport
Come along to learn about organic gardening in a community atmosphere. For more information on Devonport Community Garden contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or for Ngataringa Organic Garden visit their Facebook Group. View some of NOG’s activities here.
Navy Museum Guided Tours
The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum offers fantastic guided tours with knowledgeable and friendly Guide Hosts. Group bookings are available seven days a week. Entry to the Museum and tours are free; donations are welcomed. For more information or to book a guided tour please call the Navy Museum on 09 445 5186 or email email@example.com www.navymuseum.co.nz
Open: Tuesday to Thursday 10:00am - 12 noon, Weekends 2:00pm-4:00pm
Summer weekend hours are 12 noon to 4:00pm.
Closed on public holidays. Groups by arrangement at other times.
Venue: Mt Cambria Reserve, 33a Vauxhall Rd
Groups guided by arrangement. Entry is free. A small donation is welcome.
Contact: Museum 445 7092. Secretary: 445 2776
Email: Info@devonportmuseum.org.nz or visit www.devonportmuseum.org.nz
Devonport historical museum is located at 33a Vauxhall Rd, on the Mt Cambria Reserve. It can be approached from Church St also. This is a voluntary museum collecting, curating and displaying items and information about local history. We provide information plaques for public buildings and homes. A satellite display of Devonport in World War One, relating to the war memorial, is upstairs at 3 Victoria Rd.
An informal group of local residents working for better and safer cycling in Devonport.
Read more at www.bikedevonport.co.nz. If you're interested in following what's happening join the Facebook group and sign up to the mailing list or contact Chris Werry at phone 446 6187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Takarunga Playcentre - where families learn and grow together
When: Mon - Wed & Friday 9:15am - 11:45am
with a dedicated preschoolers session on Tuesday
Venue: Takarunga Playcentre, 1/26 Kerr St, Takarunga/Mt Victoria, Devonport
Looking for a fun activity for your preschool children, where you are involved in their learning and children are free to play and explore? Takarunga Playcentre might be just what you are looking for! They offer:
Senior Net Bayswater
Senior Net Bayswater brings people aged over 50 together in a friendly stress-free way to learn about computers: emailing family and word processing, digital photography, discovering your genealogy, online auctions, surfing the internet and the latest technology for your pleasure. The range of subjects is large and we can help you become confident and competent. Windows (PC) and Apple Mac users as well as the new technologies of Smart phones and tablets are catered for by the learning centre. For more info visit: www.seniornetbayswater.nz
Venue: Devonport Library, Victoria Rd, Devonport
Follow their Facebook page to stay in the loop on all things Devonport Library, or visit their website here. Enquiries: Ph:09 890 4955
Calliope Sea Scouts - Leaders wanted
The Calliope Sea Scout Group has a need for Leaders to come on board to lead the planning and organisation of the various activities for the Sections they currently run.
Keas meet Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Cubs meet Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Scouts meet Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Venturers meet Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm. If Sea Scouts sounds like you, give them a ring at: 021 1685 462 or email: email@example.com. For more info head along to their website.
Play-A-While Toy Library
When: Open Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:30am Venue: Devonport Community House , 32 Clarence Street, Devonport
The Toy Library provides a toy lending service with an extensive range of educational, safe toys. Subscriptions start from $100 per year - this covers all borrowing. Come along and check it out and let your little ones have a play on the toys. For more info go to www.playawhile.org, visit Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Devonport 500 Cards Club
When: Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm
Venue: Croquet Club rooms, 5 Wairoa Rd, Devonport
Devonport 500 Cards Club evenings are always great fun (and not too serious). If you are interested and can play cards, please email email@example.com
North Shore CMA meetings
When: Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Venue: The Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont
Come along and make some new friends, share some stories, play some games. Approved ACC strength and balance exercises run every week for all abilities.
Listen to visiting speakers, do some gentle exercise. Share morning tea and lunch with friends and so much more…..All for a nominal charge – transport can be arranged. North Shore CMA are also seeking volunteers at their CMA centres throughout the North Shore. Help needed with crafts / cooking / driving and other tasks. If you can spare a few hours to give back to the older people in our community they would love to hear from you. Call the support office for more information on 09 489 8954 or visit: www.cmans.org.nz
Music and dance
Touch Compass INTEGR8 Dance Crew
When: Saturdays term time
10:15am: Hip-Hop1 for primary age
11:00am: Hip-Hop2 for intermediate/ High School age
11:45am - 12:45pm Youth Theatre for age 7-18
Venue: The Wilson Centre Rec Hall, 1 St Leonards Rd, Hauraki
Cost: $100 per term (can pay weekly/casually)
Society is diverse and so are Touch Compass classes – how cool is that!
For more info and for contact details, visit: www.touchcompass.org.nz.
Education and Personal Development
Free Homeviews Workshops for new buyers, budding investors, women, downsizers are held monthly at the Devonport Library. For anyone who wants to join the conversation - your hosts are local experts sharing solid tips and information in a casual no pressure setting. Tickets required, seats are limited. Contact Susan Templeton on 027 220 2053 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book. For upcoming dates visit: www.nichemortgages.co.nz/workshops.
Five Good Ideas
ANCAD's professional development training programme Five Good Ideas is designed to assist your organisation in building capability, developing and strengthening leadership within your organisation and supporting you to be adaptive and resilient in a changing environment. View website for more details, register via: www.ancad.org.nz or by email: email@example.com
Belmont Toastmasters – learn to communicate with confidence
When: Every second Thursday from 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: St Margaret’s Church Hall (back entrance), 151 Lake Road, Belmont
Belmont Toastmasters offer a friendly, supportive environment. All visitors are welcome. Contact: Tom on 022 5033007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or web http://www.meetup.com/Belmont-Toastmasters/
Devonport Toastmasters - develop your public speaking skills
When: Every second Monday, 7:15pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Devonport RSA, 61 Victoria Rd, Devonport
Come along to Devonport Toastmasters to build confidence & speaking skills while having fun at the Devonport club. For more info email: email@example.com or Phone: 444 8093 or visit: http://devonport.toastmastersclubs.org/
Hearts & Minds (Raeburn House)
Hearts & Minds offers a wide range of high quality, personal development courses and workshops. Please see their website www.raeburnhouse.org.nz for details, or call 441-8989 if you would like a brochure.
You can also download the Raeburn House app, available for Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/support-services/id970176388?mt=8 or Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Raeburnhouse, for a comprehensive list of contacts for all manner of community related matters.
English Language Partners
English Language Partners offers a variety of learning opportunities including English language groups, home tutoring, English for employees, ESOL intenstive and more. Become a teacher of English through English Language Partners too and join their volunteer tutor programme. For more information on the courses English Language Partners offer, ph: 489 2078 or visit: http://www.englishlanguage.org.nz/
Health AND Fitness
Soulsprite Health Coaching
An innovative and trusted local health-hub owned and operated by Kate & Ben, local residents and fitness professionals. Soulsprite is a popular local secret, conveniently located in the heart of Devonport village. It’s three spaces are hidden upstairs, down corridors and alleyways at 59 Victoria Road and Devon Lane. Services:
Fitness Classes & Personal Training
Two private boutique studios run regular small-group exercise sessions and personal training for kids, teens and adults.
Nutrition-based Cooking School
Regular kids –teens baking and life-skills cooking classes, fun family workshops, nutritional seminars, social get-togethers, treat-food parties, venue hire and even photo shoots.
Kidsprite Holiday Programmes & After-School Service
With a pickup service from local schools to Soulsprite Cooking School. Kids can join inspiring fitness or baking classes or both until 6pm. Mondays and Wednesdays only. Limited to 15 spaces.
Visit www.soulsprite.co.nz for more info and to subscribe to their monthly e-newsletter for the latest events, classes, recipes and fitness tips.
Preschool trampoline class
Venue: North Shore Trampoline Club, North Shore Event Centre, Silverfield
(off Porana Road)
Cost: $120 / 10 week term (45 minute class)
From 3 - 5 years. Parents welcome to join in the class. Enquire now for Term Three classes via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 022 478 4411.
Belmont Park Racquets Club: tennis and squash
Venue: 133 Bayswater Ave, Bayswater
Membership specials up until 31 August and free trial midweek social tennis for the month of March. For more info head along to www.belmontracquets.co.nz or contact: email@example.com.
Yoga Flow Evenings
When: Mondays, 7:30pm to 8:45pm at the Devonport Community House, Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm at 170 Vauxhall Rd, A12 Barrack, Fort Takapuna Reserve, Narrow Neck
A gentle yoga flow class for all levels. The focus of the class is on the breath, stretching, strengthening and relaxing the body and mind. For more info please contact Inés Gereda at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 021 1100 606.
Stanley Bowling & Petanque Club
Venue: Stanley Bay Bowling & Petanque Club, 20 Stanley Pt Rd, Stanley Bay
We are a small friendly club situated in a glorious spot by the water's edge at Stanley Bay. We play bowls and petanque and we have an active social club. We are happy to hire out our clubroom or to host groups who would like to play bowls or petanque.
Come and join us at Stanley Bay Bowling & Petanque Club's scenic terrain. New players most welcome. For more info phone: 021 1394 346 or Email: email@example.com
Croquet and Petanque in Devonport – Autumn season & club play
When: Club Day Play – Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings
Venue: North Shore Croquet Club, 1 Wairoa Rd, Devonport (next to the Plunket rooms and through the walkway from Vauxhall Rd shops)
New members always welcome for a 'trial hit' or more serious club play, we have all facilities all you need are soft shoes.
Read more on: http://www.northshorecroquet.co.nz/ or contact us.
When: Wednesdays at 12:05pm
Venue: Ngataringa Sportsground (on the corner by the Navy Sportsfield)
Ngataringa Runners meet weekly and sessions go for roughly 45 minutes. This free community group focuses on developing technique, form and endurance across all levels of runner, from beginner to experienced marathoner, in a supportive and friendly environment. All levels welcome.
Join Ngataringa Runners on Facebook, or contact Mariane for more info on 021 629 620.
Devonport Squash Club
Venue: Opposite 70 Wairoa Road, Narrow Neck
Hours of operation: 7 days per week 5am – 8pm
Club night every Thursday at 7:30 pm. All welcome
Racquets and squash balls are provided. For more details phone Dietmar 445 8839 or for casual bookings via the Gym, ph: 445 1040 or visit: www.devonportsquash.org.nz
Belmont Park Bowling Club
When: Club roll-ups every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12:50pm
Venue: 46 Roberts Ave Bayswater
Social, casual, and serious bowlers welcome (loan bowls available). For more information phone: 445-6285 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Ngataringa Tennis Club, opposite Stanley Bay Wharf
Professional weekly tennis coaching throughout the year. Multisport holiday programmes every school holidays. Tennis exchanges to Asia, France & Tahiti.
From 3 years up and for all levels of play TENNIS PLUS provides professional coaching led by expert qualified coaches in a lush park setting with sea views. FREE introductory sessions for everyone with rackets provided. Visit their Facebook page here or email email@example.com for more info.
Ngataringa Tennis Club
When: Every Wednesday, 9:30am - 12noon & 7:30pm - 9:30pm (Mixed Drop-in Tennis), Every Monday 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Men’s Hard Hitters), Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm (Juniors)
Venue: Stanley Bay Park, 166 Calliope Rd, Devonport
All visitors are welcome. Membership details www.ntc.net.nz
Learn to Live Well with Diabetes
Comprehensive Care in Association with Waitemata PHO offer a range of free services to help you learn to live well with diabetes. Including free supermarket tours, one-on-one dietician consultations, focused support for people with pre-diabetes and education sessions (eligibility criteria, such as living in the Waitemata DHB area, may apply).
ART AND CRAFT
Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
When: Every second Sunday of the month, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Devonport Community House
Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market brings together 40+ handpicked stalls showcasing the best of Auckland's craft talent plus a delicious range of fine food stalls.
For more info, visit their website. or check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/devonportcraftandfoodmarket#_blank
Devonport Spinners, Weavers, Knitters, etc meetings
When: Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12.30pm
Venue: 1st Devonport Scout Hall, The Den, Allenby Ave Devonport
Meeting weekly for tea and crafting together. For more information call or email Molly Wheeler on 446 6027, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: Devonport Community House
Join for a cuppa and a chat while knitting your Peggy Squares and assist us in creating blankets for children in our community. For more information please contact Adair: 021 927 067 or email@example.com